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Six Studies in the Early Renaissance: Secrets of the Medici Palace and Its Private Chapel Darrell D. Davisson

Six Studies in the Early Renaissance: Secrets of the Medici Palace and Its Private Chapel

Darrell D. Davisson

Published October 18th 2013
ISBN : 9781493529544
Paperback
256 pages
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This book is a Christmas book (color plate edition, enhanced features) for anyone familiar with the Roman Catholic traditions associated with the Three Kings, Magi, Wisemen. In this case, it is also a series of in depth studies of the Medici palaceMoreThis book is a Christmas book (color plate edition, enhanced features) for anyone familiar with the Roman Catholic traditions associated with the Three Kings, Magi, Wisemen. In this case, it is also a series of in depth studies of the Medici palace chapel painted by Benozzo Gozzoli in mid-fifteenth century Florence, Italy. Famous for its Journey of the Three Kings, these studies unveil the religious, social, and political iconography of the chapel. It also includes an analysis of the methods most likely used to establish the ground plan of the chapel and even the palace itself, secrets that may have originated with Filippo Brunelleschi and applied only after his death. The iconography focuses on the practical function of the chapel as a sacred space and as a private confessional for the family. It identifies the birds and trees in the sanctuary and shows how they relate iconographically to the theologically based program throughout the chapel.